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Action Alert CAG April 23, 2024
West Virginians for Energy Freedom: Morgantown Community Action Event
We'll provide you with information and opportunities to learn more about affordable energy and give space to discuss rising utility costs. More
Issues: EnergyEnergy efficiency
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett March 18, 2024
Bad Bills: Dead or Alive? (Mostly Dead)
The lawmaking process was designed to make it hard to pass legislation. That’s a 2-edged sword, but lately it has been working in our favor. Even if the news itself isn't always good, we are fortunate to have an amazing statehouse press corps. Links here to some of their wrap-ups for further reading. More
Issues: Budget PrioritiesDiscriminationEnergyEnvironment
Newsletter article Dani Parent March 18, 2024
Climate Eye 2024 Session Wrap Up
With help from the political will and support of members like you, were able to help stop a number of bad bills. We backed a lot of bills that didn’t make it across the finish line, but we will continue to work for solutions to those issues both inside and outside the Legislature. More
Issues: EnergyEnvironment
Newsletter article CAG March 18, 2024
ALERT – Landmen Buying Pore Space Rights!
A summary of WV SORO's actions on bills during the 2024 West Virginia Legislature's regular session, which ended March 9th. Also land agents are going door to door trying to get surface owners to sign away rights to the pore space in the rock formations under their land, and we need to educate surface owners about that. More
Issues: Budget PrioritiesEconomyEnergyEnvironment
Newsletter article CAG March 3, 2024
SORO Carbon Credit Alert
Some WV lawmakers are trying to pass legislation severely restricting West Virginians’ ability to manage their timber. SB 618 would regulate terms, require new bureaucratic filings, impose new taxes, and ultimately discourage participation in carbon offset agreements. More
Issues: EconomyEnergyEnvironment
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett January 31, 2024
Too Many Bills, and Not Enough Good Ones!
Week four has seen the introduction of 1,388 bills in the House and 613 in the Senate as of today, Jan. 31, 2024. Your input is important! As you read through this update take a few minutes to send a personal note to your legislators on issues that resonate with you. More
Issues: ElectionsEnergyEnvironment
Newsletter article Dani Parent January 31, 2024
Climate Eye Week 4
Unsurprisingly, there’s been a lot going on in climate and environment issues. Here are updates on a few bills CAG staff is specifically working on and important actions you can take. Most urgently, there will be a public hearing Friday on a bill to weaken citizen air monitoring efforts. If you can’t attend the hearing, please take a few moments to let your Delegate know that you support protecting citizen air monitoring. More
Issues: EnergyEnvironment
Action Alert   January 20, 2024
Attend a Public Hearing on Net Metering – Mon. Jan. 22 @5:30 PM
The Public Service Commission will be holding a public hearing on case 23-0460-E-42T (Monongahela Power Company and The Potomac Edison Company) Monday, Jan. 22 at 5:30 pm. Along with a significant rate increase, this case includes a proposal to slash net metering credits in half. Citizens can attend the hearing in person at the PSC headquarters or virtually through Microsoft Teams. Two community events have also been scheduled for residents to come together to support solar. Details here. More
Issues: Clean EnergyEnergy
Action Alert   January 19, 2024
Jan. 20 Save Our Solar Rally Rescheduled to Jan. 27
The Save Our Solar Rally originally slated for January 20, 2024 has been rescheduled to January 27, 2024 due to inclement weather and poor travel conditions throughout WV. More
Issues: Clean EnergyEnergy
Action Alert Dani Parent December 5, 2023
Save the Date: Save Our Solar Rally Jan. 20 at the State Capitol
Solar is under attack by legislators and monopoly utilities that are leading the effort to change net metering rules—important policies that ensure solar is economically viable and accessible to all consumers. Join us for a rally at the West Virginia Capitol building on January 20th at 2pm for a rally in support of our solar future. More
Issues: Clean EnergyEnergyEnvironment
Citizen Action Group Blog   November 15, 2023
The West Side of Charleston is In Crisis – Ways to Help
1,100 homes on Charleston's West Side have lost gas-powered heat since Friday night. Here are some ways to help and find help. More
Issues: Community OrganizingEnergyFamilies
Newsletter article Dani Parent October 25, 2023
ARCH2 – an Update
Communities in Appalachia and the Ohio River Valley continue to bear the brunt of the economic and ecological effects of extractive industries in the wake of last week's approval of up to $925 million in funds from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for the Appalachian Regional clean hydrogen Hub (ARCH2). More
Issues: Climate JusticeEnergyEnvironmentFrackingPollution
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett October 24, 2023
The Three Facets of WV Citizen Action
When I get the question, “What does WV Citizen Action do?”, it presents a challenge as we’re not a one-issue group, or a two-issue group, but a multi-faceted one, so I tell them this: We focus on three main issue or policy areas democracy, the environment, and health care for all, doing the work needed to make positive change in our state and nation. More
Issues: DemocracyEnergyEnvironmentHealthcare
Press Release CAG August 17, 2023
PRESS RELEASE: LANDMARK IRA LAW CELEBRATED ON ITS 1ST ANNIVERSARY FOR REAL PROGRESS ON REDUCING RX DRUG PRICES AND ADDRESSING CLIMATE WHILE CREATING NEW JOBS & RESTORING TAX FAIRNESS
Local leaders came together on August 16, 2023 to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the signing of the Inflation Reduction Act. More
Issues: EconomyEnergyEnvironmentFamiliesHealthcare
Press Release CAG August 14, 2023
MEDIA ADVISORY: IRA Anniversary Press Conference – Landmark Law Makes Real Progress On Reducing Rx Drug Prices And Addressing Climate While Creating New Jobs & Restoring Tax Fairness For Big Corporations
Press conference with local healthcare, labor and energy advocates to discuss the historic Inflation Reduction Act, its successes and potential on the one-year anniversary of this landmark legislation.  More
Issues: EconomyEnergyEnvironmentFamiliesHealthcare
Action Alert CAG July 21, 2023
Monday at 5:30PM: Say NO to Higher Power Bills!
AEP is requesting a nearly $650 Million rate hike that, if approved by the Public Service Commission, YOU get to pay for. Our electric rates have doubled in the last 10 years and this will just make rates go higher. On Monday, July 24th at 5:30pm, please show up at the ground floor hearing room at the PSC headquarters, located at 201 Brooks Street in Charleston, WV, and tell the PSC and AEP “NO!” to rate hikes on the backs of West Virginians. We can’t afford ever increasing electric bills. More
Issues: EnergyFamilies
Action AlertCitizen Action Group Blog Cassandra Wiley June 19, 2023
Bring Renewable Energy Jobs to the West Side Community Meeting
Join us Friday June 23rd at 5 PM at A More Excellent Way Life Center Church for a discussion on how the West Side can benefit from new investments in renewable energy, and what we can do to create more opportunities to put people back to work and help people get into higher paying jobs. More
Issues: Clean EnergyEnergyEnergy efficiencyJobs
Citizen Action Group Blog   April 20, 2023
Charging West Virginians: How utility and PSC actions continue to increase electricity bills
Electricity in West Virginia is generated almost exclusively from coal-fired power plants. Other states have taken steps to diversify their fuel mixes, but West Virginia has taken a different approach. Decisions made by utilities and the Public Service Commission (PSC) have facilitated the state’s continued, near-exclusive reliance on coal. As detailed in this report, these decisions have had realworld consequences for West Virginians who pay more and more for their electricity according to a new report prepared for West Virginia Citizen Action Group, Energy Efficient West Virginia, and Solar United Neighbors by Downstream Strategies. More
Issues: EnergyEnvironment
Action Alert CAG April 19, 2023
Public hearing and extended commenting time for Pleasants bailout
Tell the PSC that you don't want to pay to keep open a power plant that we don't need, and won't benefit us. Join us for a public hearing on Thursday, April 20th at 3:30pm at the PSC office in Charleston. Can't make it on Thursday? No problem! Submit your comments now! Tell the PSC how increased electric bills would affect your family or business. More
Issues: Climate JusticeEnergyEnvironmentPollution
Action Alert CAG April 19, 2023
Summer Policy Institute 2023 – Application Deadline May 1
Students can work with professors to receive course credit! All participants are asked to attend all sessions. There is no cost. More
Issues: Budget PrioritiesCivil RightsDemocracyEconomyEnergyEnvironmentFair taxationFamiliesHealthcareWorkers
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